Video: Theo James Talks ‘Franny’ and ‘Allegiant’ at TFF15
Theo James sat down with Collider at the TriBeCa Film Festival during the world premiere of Franny and talked about several things among which are what his experience was like working with Richard Gere and what we can expect from Allegiant now that we have seen the changes that were made in Insurgent the movie vs Insurgent the book. This is the full interview of which we had gotten just a section of before when Theo talked about Allegiant.
Collider was nice enough to break down the video above for us like this:
00:06 – Did James try the Pinot Noir Steve recommended?
00:25 – What happens when you shoot a big movie like Divergent, but it hasn’t come out yet? Do you immediately start getting scripts anyway?
01:14 – Being drawn to Franny due to Gere and the script.
01:41 – What happened the first time James met Gere; Gere’s giving nature on set.
02:19 – Getting fake high with Gere.
02:40 – On working with Fanning; is it strange seeing her grow up on screen and then playing her husband?
03:35 – On Luke and Franny being opposites who collide and become buddies.
04:20 – Relating to the idea of being a person trying to assert his wisdom, but then being swayed by someone with more authority.
05:13 – Franny’s motivations; are they genuine or manipulative?
05:54 – Is it tough to build up the nerve to yell at Gere in a scene?
06:20 – Getting to shoot the film in order, for the most part.
06:46 – Making the move from Divergent to a smaller production like Franny.
07:35 – “Going back to normal” physically after shooting Divergent; the character preparation is similar though.
08:19 – His plan to shoot more independent movies in between the two Allegiant films.
09:03 – His hopes to play a real character in history or do a film that incorporates diving and the ocean.
09:36 – How the book-to-film changes in Insurgent will affect Allegiant; the next film is about genetic superiority.